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Auberg-ine

Auberg-ine

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Hi Nic. The hip flasks are indeed very efficient. You just need baggy trousers for some of them ;-)
You find them in most (online) gadget stores. I think I bought the 64 oz ones at Flying Tiger for some 12€, the small 5 oz ones for 3€ or so.
Here's the first I find online:: http://www.parfumpostorder.nl/category/14590/16008/heupflessen.html?price=2-19&sort=price_high&pn=1
If you need some inspiration at this happy hour : from piccolo to Magnums: from Warming Up's (Jameson, 4 Pillars, Zacapa, Courvoisier, Amaretto), to Cooling Down's (White Sancerre, Ricard/water, Vermouth). Cheers!
:cheers
 
Auberg-ine

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The new piercings of the day: fixing my drawer bungee at the footwell. It allows me now after a walk to get all our muddy boots in drying position in front of the heater outlet.
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Auberg-ine

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Continuing post 278 - raised roof variant.
My new kitchen service counter/bar counter:

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... /nightstand:
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The width of the table is exactly the width of the gap. Would they know at VW?
 
clarinetbcn

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Continuing post 278 - raised roof variant.
My new kitchen service counter/bar counter:

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... /nightstand:
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The width of the table is exactly the width of the gap. Would they know at VW?
Bravo! Will try this out when I can get back to my van, which is currently in a parking garage 1 1/2 km from my flat where I am locked down in the Gothic quarter.
 
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Bravo! Will try this out when I can get back to my van, which is currently in a parking garage 1 1/2 km from my flat where I am locked down in the Gothic quarter.
Merci! Eixample? One of the old heigh ones? Well, you can go now, no?
I still fixed two musketons at the rope, which I leave hanging; I see me using this extra table surface quit often.
The net is handy to put the table straight while mounting. I added a small piece of velcro under the table and at the border, in case somebody bumps onto it.
 
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@Auberg-ine in your original post you mention (post#) behind some of the things you addes or changed to your van. For example: 'Jump leads + 20m Hook-up cable + air compressor + oil storage on top of main battery (post 89) '
I'm assuming there's a post with number 89 in which you elaborate on what you store on top of the battery and how? If so, how do I find this post #89? Sorry If I am missing something obvious
 
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@Auberg-ine in your original post you mention (post#) behind some of the things you addes or changed to your van. For example: 'Jump leads + 20m Hook-up cable + air compressor + oil storage on top of main battery (post 89) '
I'm assuming there's a post with number 89 in which you elaborate on what you store on top of the battery and how? If so, how do I find this post #89? Sorry If I am missing something obvious
Yes, like your message was post 286 in the same thread here (right upper corner of your box).
 
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I made me a summary of all the extra tunings, DIY's, extra equipment,... that grew onto the Auberg-ine, after experiencing all kinds of settings (as mobile office, as camper,...) and weathers,... Might be useful for the so many new newbies around here, even if of course very personal and specific. What I still carry around now might be crazy for most people, but to me it's my favorite omni-toy. Fridge, water, gas, all permanently topped, ready to fly out at whatever spur of the moment!

(Edit: lists get updated after each new intervention along the thread)

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Auberg-ine Front Part mods
  1. Jump leads + 20m Hook-up cable + air compressor + oil storage on top of main battery (post 89)
  2. DIY Ceiling storage made out of our famous safety net (for scarfs, hats, caps...)
  3. Storage of Reimo door top ventilation (double grille) in small net above roof shutter. Edit: + sunscreen organizers (CD's, cards, glasses,...); see post 170.
  4. Hooks to fix Kelty Bestie Blanket (hung at shutter) at B-pillars in case of stealth camping. Edit: DIY stealth mesh hung at Ikea Sunnersta side rails (see post 149).
  5. Mobile ventilator hung in front of towel (no vibrations)
  6. Ikea colander/ herbs garden (can also be hung at glass cover above the sink) (post 23).
  7. DIY slide-in phone dock in cubby hole (no more cable fuzz to connect with CarNet)(post 48)
  8. VW coat hanger/ drying rack (passes Brandrup pockets); DIY neck-rest/duvet bags see post 156
  9. Warning triangle strapped in front of driver chair. Edit: see post 172
  10. Fire extinguisher strapped in front of passenger chair; see post 172
  11. Brandrup pockets for small stuff needed while driving, or items reachable from upper bed
  12. DIY cup&can holder, incl. small mod. to also hang it at sliding door (post 69)
  13. Fishing gear; fishing net/fruit basket in pocket of driver seat, fitting in seat/lid of Luggable Loo (see post 139)
  14. VW Campershop Multi-box /dustbin
  15. DIY storage for magnetic blinds
  16. Umbrella storage
  17. Sunware multibox/paper towel dispenser/tray (when lid reversed)
  18. DIY library (Sunware); under seat: NOCO Genius GB40 Jump booster, window defrost spray, first-aid kit, fluo jackets, magnetic defrost/sun protecting window cover, and the VW Bible; edit: + pressure sprayer for shower (besides library), see post 113
  19. Brandrup mosquito screen
  20. Rotan container/Luggable-Loo. Serves as stool (I prefer not to rotate driver seat), footrest, container for roaming stuff (can be fixed at bench drawer, can also contain 2p sleeping bag), waste bin, ice bucket, fishing stool, loo. Bucket independently also for (dish-)washing, carrying water (see post 90)

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Auberg-ine Middle Part mods
  1. Sliding Ikea stainless steel hooks (to hang wet coats off the bench/pockets) edit: now Ikea Sunnersta rail, (see post 138) edit: now also Reimo ventilation grid stored at ceiling (see post 100)
  2. DIY Ceiling storage made out of unused safety net (shirts&socks&slips pockets, …).
  3. 3 Plastic jars (medicine, cables, junk) fixed at ceiling. Ikea led light (post 64)
  4. DIY bronze color filter in front of existing white led lights (except for main central light); for lounging mode; edit: now Ikea Sunnersta rail with tablets, containers, hooks (see post 110)
  5. Sliding mosquito screen
  6. Wardrobe for costume, jogging outfit, raincoat, swimsuit, two stacked flat clothes bags, hammocks at the bottom.
  7. DIY vanity basket (made from Woolite box)
  8. DIY newspaper rack/ fly swatter/wine rack (see post 140)
  9. Exploration Pillar (magnifying glass, binoculars, harmonica)
  10. Brandrup mosquito screen
  11. DIY cow skin protection
  12. DIY table print (high definition European roadmap, for whiteboard markers; post 48)
  13. Coffee&tea, hot&cold drink glasses, compact cooking set, Ridge Monkey pans, (led-)candles, cookies& chocolates (permanently accessible, even when in bed position)
  14. Apero-snacks, cutlery,… , Ikea tray cutting board on top of cutlery drawer (permanently accessible)(post 48).
  15. Food&drinks provisions (not accessible when bed installed) Ikea Skubb zipper boxes
  16. Deep dishes (omni-functional), cans, pasta, … Ikea Kuggis boxes
  17. Maintenance&Hygiene, petanque sets, frisbees; Ikea Skubb
  18. Flexible ‘empty hole’; Outwell 20l double function container/collapsible bowl see post 207
  19. Elastic (bike) fastener, holding loose items or container (reversed rotan stool) while driving
  20. Dille&Kamille candle lampion for awning pegs/ slippers storage/permanently plugged i-phone/Ipad charger cables

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Auberg-ine Rear Part mods
  1. Outwell Baffin stools/footrests/tables, installed in between the chairs, can together with the towel become Cali chair comfort headrests. (see post 48)
  2. DIY i-Pad holder against ceiling roof cabinet, to watch movie in bed. Cabinet=drawing/painting equipment (integrated DIY led reading light holder in grip. (See post 118)
  3. Foldable water container, funnel,… Ikea Skubb zipper box
  4. Board games box
  5. Reimo Airvent (sliding window) (edit: now hung on ceiling; see post 100)
  6. CO alarm
  7. Straps, velcro, rope, towing,… Ikea Skubb zipper box
  8. Collapsible shopping baskets, Ikea Skâdis magazines bag (can stay in place after turning bench to bed)
  9. Folding boxes (clothes, blankets…), fits kitchen counter when positioning bed
  10. Day-backpacks, flexible storage,...
  11. Cushions
  12. CareBags for Luggable-Loo, toolbox, camping accessories,...
  13. Awning floor/pick-nick mat,
  14. Outwell 2-persons sleeping bag/ blanket, accessible from inside. Rain coat&trousers
  15. Coconut-charcoal, large plastic foil
  16. Fiamma leveling ramps + tire grip mats.
  17. 10l spare diesel, BBQ, VW shower&toilet tailgate tent. Edit: post 97: sliding outdoors kitchen tablet under mattress.
  18. Large storage box with lid + inside second box with boots, jogging- and river shoes, mud scraper floormat…+ also for (dish-)washing, reversed serving as step. Large box serves also for indoors shower (see post 113). Outwell Baffin table tops / bbq ashtrays (reverse side covered with thick aluminum sheet)
  19. Brandrup pocket with shower hose
  20. 2 Outwell folding relax chairs
 
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Wow , I thought we were organised some of you guys on here . ...scary, but in a good way
 
Auberg-ine

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Always found that sliding door had more 'potential'. Like e.g. a photo gallery. Of your family, pets, bbq snapshots, a collection of your brave Calipades. As frames I used 5 thin CD cases that fit perfectly in the decor recess. Stick them on with thick double tape. The pictures are then quickly switched.
Since for each long trip I compose a local soundtrack, the photo gallery just doubles as a discography (take the cases with rigid CD fixing).
And then in the months we're confined, it serves as a mental escape way. ;-)
At the back of the middle case I still have to drill a 4cm hole. This way I can open the case, and reach the handle to release the picnic table.
edit: done:

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Auberg-ine

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Here you are, my outdoors bar table alternative. No risk of scratching dust under magnets, or magnets sliding with the weight on it. No risk that the foot is kicked from underneath the tablet, or a dog moves it over. No need in spending 95€. All you need is whatever tray you have in the house, a large piece of velcro, a rail screw and some rope. The tray is resting at the door handle, but with the soft part of the velcro sleeve protecting in between (and two soft pads at the border of the tablet). A little piece of complementary velcro on the underside of the tray avoids that it might slip away. The triangular support avoids tilting.
Serves also perfectly well as an outdoors smoking stand.

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Edit: I took the tablet that I already have in the car anyhow. So I drilled two holes ;-) at the corners of one of my Outwell Baffin table tops (post #48).
 
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Here you are, my outdoors bar table alternative. No risk of scratching dust under magnets, or magnets sliding with the weight on it. No risk that the foot is kicked from underneath the tray, or a dog moves it over. No need in spending 95€. All you need is whatever tray you have in the house, a large piece of velcro, two rail screws and some rope. The tray is resting at the door handle, but with the soft part of the velcro protecting in between. The slope of the tray can be adapted by advancing the front rail screw. The tray is not tilting since the handle is firmly fixed due to the width of the velcro ribbon.

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That was an impressively quick response. How did you attach it to the handle? Or is it just sitting atop the handle?

I don’t think I’ll be doing it however I’m impressed by your ingenuity
 
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That was an impressively quick response. How did you attach it to the handle? Or is it just sitting atop the handle?

I don’t think I’ll be doing it however I’m impressed by your ingenuity
I made a ribbon with some 15cm of soft velcro, and 5cm of rough part on the other side. This goes through the grip of the tray and the door handle. and then you fix the loop.

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edit: with my Bafflin table I just fixed it with another strip of Velcro, see photo in post #291.
 
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Auberg-ine

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I am a bit obsessed with our roof rails, I know. But they're so useful, both of them. The advantages of hanging things: no need for legs! In most situations where I camp I'm already happy to find a small strip to position two of my wheels horizontal. So I have my suspended slide-out tail table, my hanging cocktail table, hanging water funnel, the drying rack/fridge protection clicked into the left rail, and now also a sunshade for the driver's side (LHD). The kitchen is already protected with the ventilation screen and the limo glass, but not the front seat. I just never use the sun blinds, for the simple reason that they blind where I want to see. So, still have the cover of my boot container, and some rope going over the roof, and 2 rail screws. Now still something for the windshield,...

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If this Lockdown is still continuing for a while, I'll make her proper wings. ;-)
 
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Have you never noticed that your back passengers always try to sit left side? Left one has a nice armrest, while Mr. Right has to have his arms crossed the whole ride. So, not any longer, and with nothing special: I fixed my travel bag on a hook underneath the i-pod, which makes a comfortable armrest, a magazines rack, and drink holder (after my previous one in the table release grip got blocked by the photo gallery). Still plenty of space to sit two persons.
I still had a left over of the previous cow for the top. Next step is that I buy another cow, and make a fitting bag out of her (same angle and all), having it also look like a true sofa. And then probably make some trousers with that leftover, etc,... ;-)

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No need for anything more in my little auberge: candles, some wine, Satie, and Velcro. For my cigaret lighter reading spot that follows me to wherever I want to sit (post #118). Here sticking at my door handle sleeve (#293), now at the ceiling grip. Life can be so simple,...

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